Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Gilgamesh's character.
2. Describe Ekidnu's character.
3. What two things does Gilgamesh dream about and what does his mother say they mean?
4. Why are the gods responsible for creating a second man to be a counterpart to Gilgamesh?
5. Why do the people of Uruk celebrate the axe in Gilgamesh's dream?
6. Describe the city of Uruk.
7. Describe Enkidu's relationship with the shepherds.
8. Discuss why Enkidu is angered by news of the celebration in Uruk.
9. Why does Enkidu not like living in the city?
10. When Enkidu tells Gilgamesh about Humbaba the demon is he trying to warn Gilgamesh? Why does Gilgamesh not listen?
11. Describe the battle between Enkidu and Gilgamesh.
12. Describe Enkidu and Gilgamesh's relationship.
13. Describe Gilgamesh's attitude towards the journey to the forest.
14. Describe the weapons Gilgamesh and Enkidu arm themselves with to fight Humbaba.
15. Discuss the procession that sees Gilgamesh off on his adventure.
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